More than 7,000 Central American migrants continue their journey north through Mexico. The group, which an accompanying reporter describes as “more of an exodus,” contains a broad variety of ages and demographics, all disillusioned by conditions in their home countries…
Fleeing political turmoil and a country in economic freefall, millions of Venezuelans have fled for the surrounding countries in South and Central America. Does Nicolas Maduro’s government feel any pressure to try and make life better in the country? Nick…
By Elliot Spagat, Emily Schmall, Associated Press
Some immigrants complain that they stumbled through their first asylum interviews when they were deeply distraught over losing their children. The interviews can have life-changing consequences because they are critical to establishing why families cannot return home safely.
By Martha Irvine, Michael Tarm, Associated Press
CHICAGO — A federal judge in Chicago on Thursday ordered the U.S. government to release a 9-year-old Brazilian boy who was separated from his mother at the U.S.-Mexico border, saying that their continued separation “irreparably harms them both.” Judge Manish…
By Nick Schifrin
For many of the immigrant families now separated in the U.S. by Trump administration policy, their stories began with terror and persecution in their home countries. In Mexico City, Nick Schifrin meets two Central American families making the arduous journey…
By Lisa Desjardins
House Republican negotiators are circling around ideas that would ensure that families seeking asylum are not divided while their cases are being processed.
By Elliot Spagat, Associated Press
Caravan organizers said eight members of the group slammed by President Donald Trump that traveled from southern Mexico to the border city of Tijuana were allowed in to be interviewed by asylum officers, but U.S. Customs and Border Protection did…
By Saher Khan
The 24-hour news cycle is filled with political coverage, but not everything gets the attention it deserves. Here are five politics stories you may have missed in the past week.
By PBS NewsHour
Canadian officials intercepted an unprecedented 20,000 people trying to enter the country in 2017, many of whom were fleeing persecution and violence in their home countries and saw more hope for asylum there than the U.S. PBS NewsHour Weekend Special…
By Courtney Norris
The number of asylum seekers fleeing their home countries to the European Union will increase dramatically if carbon emissions and global warming continue on their current path, according to a new study from Columbia University.
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